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  • While top business schools definitely facilitate attractive placements at top companies, they also actively promote entrepreneurship and do not limit exposure to the corporate environment.
  • The ascendancy of Massive Open Online Courses over recent years promises to finally bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
  • Dr N Ravichandran, faculty at IIM-Ahmedabad, discusses the debate on the IIM Bill that has been sharply focused on its possible negative implications.
  • The methodology tries to cover all key stakeholders, who know B-schools based on their experience.
  • Consider the last final placement for the flagship two-year post-graduate programme. The batch of 119 got 130 offers from 42 companies. In the year prior to that, the batch of 107 had got an equal number of offers from 53 companies.
  • Business schools in Singapore attract a diverse group of students from around the world. The MBA programmes often have 70-80 per cent international students in a cohort.
  • The 54-year-old institute is not only drawing on its traditional strengths, but is also taking wings to meet the demands of the emerging new world of business.
  • The eagerly-awaited issue of Business Today is here. Find out which B-school has topped the list this time.
  • It is the best of times for B-school students. And if they happen to be at the top four schools after IIM-Ahmedabad - IIM Calcutta, XLRI, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and MDI- it is certainly time to celebrate.
  • Some key B-school trends from an in-depth data analysis.
  • Check out a complete list of India's best management schools based on different parameters.
Nov 22, 2015
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Cover Story Mutual funds have been the best option for retail investors over the last decade.

Mutual funds have been the best option for retail investors over the last decade.

As Money Today celebrates its 10th anniversary, let's take a look at the top wealth creating funds over the last decade.
Focus Government steps up efforts on GST but job still half done

Government steps up efforts on GST but job still half done

There are a few things in the business process draft that still need to be ironed out. For instance, the proposed returns process, which is quite detailed in nature.

Mining scandals in Rajasthan compels CM Vasundhara Raje to usher clean mining reforms

Yet another mining scandal. Obviously, states didn't learn their lessons from the Centre's coal mining scam.

Will India, Africa help nations access the developed markets

There are growing challenges from within World Trade Organisation, as well as outside. Tiding over them will be of importance to help poorer nations get preferential access to developed markets.

Investors need to be cautious of the booming IPO market

Unless there is a convincing and compelling reason to buy a company, investors should stay away from an IPO, says experts.
Book Book Review: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach by Martin Reeves, Knut Haans and Janmejaya Sinha

Book Review: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach by Martin Reeves, Knut Haans and Janmejaya Sinha

The authors have devised a framework called 'the strategy palette' that lets leaders choose the right approach to execute a strategy.

Book Review: Becoming the Best by Harry M Jansen Kraemer Jr

The book looks at how one can become a good person, and a good leader.
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage
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Fail often, fail fast, says IndoUS Venture Partners's Vinod Dham

The Founding MD at IndoUS Venture Partners talks about sound advice for both entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Corporate Fall in fuel prices boosts growth in aviation sector

Fall in fuel prices boosts growth in aviation sector

For airlines, ATF is the largest component of costs. In India, it used to account for 50 per cent costs till recently. This is now down to 40 per cent.

India Inc's financials set for a makeover from FY17

The new accounting standards, Ind-AS, are being implemented after a delay of five years. They will change financials of companies - including the very important ones such as earnings.

How Seiko Epson manages to stand out in its core market

The Japanese conglomerate's Global President Minoru Usui is credited with bringing focus to company's operations by selling off parts where it was uncompetitive - even if it meant shrinking the top line.

6 lesser-known infrastructure companies have prospered despite bad economic conditions

Apart from the choice of traditional EPC model, sharp focus on the segments, as well as a tight rein on costs, has helped these companies survive.

Downhill Drive

Business confidence takes a hit for the third straight quarter. Corporate India is less hopeful about consumer demand and investments reviving anytime soon, finds the latest Business Today-C fore Business Confidence Survey.

E-commerce companies wooing talent by promising faster growth

Growth opportunities, entrepreneurial platforms and the wealth creating opportunities provided by the e-commerce companies prove to be the major pull factors.

Yummade plans to become a Rs 6000 crore company by 2020

In 10 months, Yummade has become a Rs 25 lakh company. It has over 300 stock-keeping units and over 200 partner chefs.
Trends Facebook, Twitter to take shopping experience to the next level

Facebook, Twitter to take shopping experience to the next level

Besides product page and shopping feed, both the social networking sites are also testing 'Buy' buttons, so that customers can buy products without leaving their apps.
Career Quant to the Core

Quant to the Core

The Master of Management Program offered by Indian Institute of Science is in a league of its own. Started in August 2011, the course allows only engineering graduates and mid-career engineers to enrol.

Business education going global: Wharton School Dean

Business schools are increasingly becoming global in nature and content, and that is the way forward for them, says Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School.
Deals Diwali sale: Here's how you can make your online shopping fun

Diwali sale: Here's how you can make your online shopping fun

Promises of hassle-free delivery and easy payment options are making festivities more rewarding. However, don't get blinded by the excitement. Read the fine print carefully to sweeten your deal further.
Expert Speak Samir Shah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at NCDEX,talks to Money Today about the need for transparency in gold pricing and the initiatives undertaken to encourage participation from end users in commodity markets

Samir Shah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at NCDEX,talks to Money Today about the need for transparency in gold pricing and the initiatives undertaken to encourage participation from end users in commodity markets

"There is need for transparency in gold pricing and the initiatives undertaken to encourage participation from end users in commodity markets"
Investment A look back at the past decade to map developments that have impacted small investors

A look back at the past decade to map developments that have impacted small investors

Online advisory firms are popping up by the day and with the e-commerce boom in full flow, more and more investors are likely to move to buying their mutual funds online.

The past 10 years saw the yellow metal give handsome returns, but the rally has come to a halt

Between 2005 and 2015 gold surged from Rs6,000 to Rs27,000 per 10 gm, at CAGR of 16.23 per cent.

10 financial calculations one should know for managing one's finances

It is important to know some basic formulae that you can use to do your own calculations. Given below are 10 such formulae that everyone should know

How to invest, spend and save better.

How to invest, spend and save better. 
Insurance Young people think life insurance is something you need to think about when you get old. But, that's a myth.

Young people think life insurance is something you need to think about when you get old. But, that's a myth.

Young people think life insurance is something you need to think about when you get old. But, that's a myth. Here are the 10 reasons you need to buy life insurance.
Real Estate Buying a house is one of your biggest investments. Do a thorough check before going ahead.

Buying a house is one of your biggest investments. Do a thorough check before going ahead.

Buying a house is one of your biggest investments. Do a thorough check before going ahead. Here are the 10 things you must check before buying property.
Editors note Managing for the Future

Managing for the Future

The challenge for management schools to reinvent what they teach is bigger than ever before. This year, some of the biggest recruiters from campuses of the Top 10 business schools were e-commerce companies and other digital recruiters.
Chiaroscuro Upfront

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